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(See previous post: “Gay Pride Movie Series Comes to a Close: From Heterosexual Angst to Indonesian Coup.”) Ken Russell's Valentino (1977) is notable for starring ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev as silent era icon Rudolph Valentino, whose sexual orientation, despite countless gay rumors, seems to have been, according to the available evidence, heterosexual. (Valentino's supposed affair with fellow “Latin Lover” Ramon Novarro has no basis in reality.) The female cast is also impressive: Veteran Leslie Caron (Lili, Gigi) as stage and screen star Alla Nazimova, ex-The Mamas & the Papas singer Michelle Phillips as Valentino wife and Nazimova protégée Natacha Rambova, Felicity Kendal as screenwriter/producer June Mathis (The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse), and Carol Kane – lately of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt fame. Bob Fosse's Cabaret (1972) is notable as one of the greatest musicals ever made. As a 1930s Cabaret presenter – and the Spirit of Germany – Joel Grey was the year's Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner. Liza Minnelli »
- Andre Soares
One of the highlights for Carol Kane on the third season of Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” was her character, Lillian Kaushtupper, getting a style makeover from Jacqueline White, played by Jane Krakowski. “Her character and my character dressed each other for an episode, and I got to wear long, glam, straight hair and tons of makeup and a very tight dress,” Kane told TheWrap. “And she had to wear one of my baggy, crazy things, and that was fun.” Kane relished getting to belt out a couple tunes during the season, including one with Tituss Burgess, who plays Titus Andromedon. »
- Ryan Gajewski
Everything's coming up Kimmy. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt TV show has been renewed for a fourth season on Netflix. Season three just premiered on May 19th. A Netflix comedy series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt stars Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Carol Kane, Jane Krakowski, Jon Hamm, Fred Armisen, and Mike Carlsen. Kimmy (Kemper) was held by an Indiana doomsday cult leader for fifteen years. Upon her release, she decides reject the “victim” label, and moves to New York City. Read More… »
Netflix is going through its own version of renewal season, and while people went a little nuts over the news that Sense8 wouldn’t be returning, Kimmy fans can breathe again.
The renewal of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt might not be surprising, because people seem to still be talking about the show as much as they were after season one, but the third season was really something of a test for the show. The initial release may have won over tons of fans, and the second season was strong as well, but the third season meant it was time to really branch out, or abandon the thing. You can only play the shtick so long, and then we need to get to know something new about Kimmy.
Not only did the third season live up to those sort of expectations, providing a lot of new experiences and directions for all the characters, »
- Marc Eastman
Chris Longo Jun 14, 2017
They alive, dammit! Netflix greenlights Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 4.
It’s a miracle! Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 4 is officially confirmed by Netflix. The streaming service dropped all 13 episodes of season three on May 19th.&
See related Curb Your Enthusiasm: season 9 confirmed by HBO
With Netflix recently going on a rare cancellation spree, axing Sense8 and The Get Down, fans of the series were likely holding their breath.
The company famously doesn’t release streaming data, but we do know the series was one of the “most savored,” like a nice glass of pinot noir, when Netflix gave the press a brief glimpse into what original shows performed best for the service.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt stars Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski and Carol Kane. Guests during season three included Maya Rudolph, Daveed Diggs, Laura Dern, and the return of Jon Hamm as The Reverend.
It’s alive, dammit: Netflix has renewed Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for a fourth season, the streaming service announced on Tuesday.
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Kimmy stars Ellie Kemper as the naive survivor of a doomsday cult who moves to New York to start her life after 15 years stuck in an underground bunker. The supporting cast includes Tituss Burgess as Kimmy’s aspiring-actor roommate Titus, Jane Krakowski as her filthy rich former employer Jacqueline, and Carol Kane as her wacky landlord Lillian.
Season 3 of Kimmy debuted on Netflix last month, »
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” has been renewed for Season 4 at Netflix, Variety has learned.
The series stars Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski and Carol Kane. Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, Jeff Richmond and David Miner serve as executive prodocuers. The series is produced by Universal Television, Little Stranger Inc., 3 Arts Entertainment and Bevel Gears for Netflix.
Kemper plays the titular character, a woman who is looking to restart her life after she was kidnapped and held prisoner for years in a bunker by a deranged reverend. In Season 3, Kimmy decides to attend college after obtaining her Ged. Meanwhile, Titus (Burgess) returns to New York and becomes convinced that his boyfriend has cheated on him while he was away.
The series has been nominated for 11 Emmy Awards for its first two seasons, including one nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Kemper and two nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Burgess. It »
- Joe Otterson
It is another quick renewal for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt at Netflix. The streaming service has ordered a fourth season of the comedy series, from the 30 Rock duo Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, less than a month after the release of the show’s third season. The Emmy-nominated series starring Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski and Carol Kane follows the travails of Kimmy (Kemper) who, after living in a cult for fifteen years, decides to reclaim her life and start… »
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is coming back for more.
Netflix has renewed the Ellie Kemper comedy for a fourth season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The pickup comes less than a month after the streaming giant released the entire third season. The series, which centers on a woman starting anew in New York City after spending 15 years locked in a bunker, also stars Tituss Burgess, Carol Kane and Jane Krakowski.
Originally ordered to series at NBC before moving to Netflix with a two-season order, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt hails from creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. The duo executive produce with Jeff Richmond »
- Kate Stanhope
The old and new guards of Hollywood turned out in force for the AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony honoring Diane Keaton on Thursday night at the Dolby Theatre.
Even Woody Allen made a rare L.A. appearance to present Keaton with her trophy, saying, “This is a woman who is great at everything.
“Diane Keaton and I go back a long way,” he said. He roasted her looks, style (“She looks like the woman in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ who comes to take Blanche away”), and men who, he said, were the “most charismatic men in Hollywood and they always dumped her.”
- Shalini Dore
Richard Donner‘s big heart — and bigger voice — commanded attention at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ tribute to the director-producer on Wednesday night in Beverly Hills.
“You have brought us such joy and we love you for it,” said AMPAS President Cheryl Boone Isaacs at the opening of the tribute.
The two-hour program at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater mixed anecdotes with heartfelt tributes and clips from 1978’s “Superman: The Movie,” along with “The Omen,” the “Lethal Weapon” films, ” “Radio Flyer,” “The Goonies,” “Scrooged,” “Ladyhawke,” “Inside Moves,” and “Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut.”
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- Dave McNary
“May you live to be a thousand years old, sir.” Still the most widely unheralded great movie on the books, John Patrick Shanley’s lightweight/profound fable is an unmitigated delight. See Tom Hanks at the end of the first phase of his career plus Meg Ryan in an unacknowledged career highlight. How can a movie be so purposely insubstantial, and yet be ‘heavier’ than a dozen pictures with ‘big things to say?’
1990 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 97 min. / Street Date June 20, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99
Cinematography Stephen Goldblatt
Production Designer Bo Welch
Original Music Georges Delerue
Written and Directed by John Patrick Shanley
I think I found »
- Glenn Erickson
Kate McKinnon took the prize last year and could repeat her win, thanks to several memorable “SNL” episodes that saw her reprise Hillary Clinton in the heat of the election, not to mention her touching Leonard Cohen “Hallelujah” tribute. With the exception of Niecy Nash (“Getting On”), all of last year’s nominees are eligible this year: Mayim Bialik (“The Big Bang Theory”), Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”) and Gaby Hoffmann and Judith Light (“Transparent”). And while they missed out on a nod last year, never count out previous nominees Jane Krakowski (who married David Cross on this season of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) and Julie Bowen, who already has a pair of Emmys for her “Modern Family” role. There’s also Bowen’s co-star Sofia Vergara, who has four previous nominations for her role. Among the fresh possibilities are living legend Rita Moreno for her turn on the well-received “One Day at a Time” reboot and Molly Shannon for »
- Variety Staff
They’ve enjoyed long, successful careers. They’ve been honored with multiple awards for their work. They have money, fame and all the peer respect they could desire.
But at an age when most other people are contemplating retirement — or have long since called it quits — many veteran actors seem to be working harder than ever. They include Tony winner Andrea Martin, who appears in NBC’s new comedy “Great News,” and John Lithgow, who did supporting turns on both Netflix’s “The Crown” and NBC’s “Trial & Error” this year. Not to mention actors on continuing Showtime shows such as Jon Voight (“Ray Donovan”) and Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”), who have already been Emmy-nominated for their work, and Laurence Fishburne (ABC’s “Black-ish”) and Gary Cole (HBO’s “Veep,”) who are familiar faces audiences love to see.
So what drives them and keeps them coming back for more?
For Jonathan Banks, who »
- Iain Blair
Given her theater training, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Carol Kane seemed completely cool when she took the stage in 1982 to accept the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy for her work in ABC’s “Taxi” (she’d win the supporting actress in a comedy trophy the next year, even though the show had been cancelled by then). In a period-appropriate puffy-sleeved dress that matched her trademark voluminous blonde curls, Kane dutifully thanked her “incredibly generous” co-stars as well as series creator Jim Brooks, her parents and other luminaries before politely exiting the stage in a timely manner. Looking back on it, Kane — this year a contender in the supporting actress in a comedy category for Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” — tells Variety that the poise was an act.
Were you feeling as confident as you looked when you accepted your award?
Part of that togetherness was just fear. I »
- Whitney Friedlander
The Academy will pay tribute to director-producer Richard Donner with an evening of personal anecdotes, film clips spanning his prolific career and special appearances by friends and colleagues on Wednesday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
Guests to take the stage with Donner include actors Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Rene Russo, Jeff B. Cohen, Carol Kane, Joseph Mazzello, David Morse, Ke Huy Quan and John Savage; producer and president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige; writer, president and chief creative officer at DC Entertainment Geoff Johns; writer Brian Helgeland; and Lauren Shuler Donner, producer and Donner’s wife for more than 30 years.
Donner’s work is wide-ranging, from small independents (“Inside Moves”) to cult classics (“The Goonies”), superhero epics (“Superman”) to medieval love stories (“Ladyhawke”), and mystery-suspense thrillers (“The Omen”) to blockbuster »
- Melissa Thompson
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including The Flash, Pretty Little Liars, Law & Order: Svu and Dirty Dancing!
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From veterans like Carol Kate to newcomers like “13 Reasons Why” star Katherine Langford, here are some actors who’ve turned in award-worthy work this season. Actress Carol Kane, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Photographed by Corina Marie for TheWrap. Actress-creator Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” Photographed by Corey Nickols for TheWrap. Actor Asia Kate Dillon, “Billions” Photographed by Stephanie Diani for TheWrap. Hank Azaria, “Brockmire” Photographed by Diana King for TheWrap Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot” Photographed by Stephanie Diani for TheWrap. Aubrey Plaza, “Legion” Photographed by Corina Marie for TheWrap, Actress Yara Shahidi, “Black-ish” Photographed by Corina Marie for TheWrap Actress Katherine Langford, »
- Wrap Staff
Ellie Kemper's son, James, is adorable!
The 37-year-old actress debuted the first photo of her 9-month old son on Friday's Today Show.
The actress opened up about motherhood when Et visited her on the set of her Netflix show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, in December.
"I think it's really hard to have a baby and work. I don't know how everyone does it," Kemper confessed. "I think it's just like, learning as you go."
The redhead also said that she's become more "on edge" since becoming a mom.
"Since having a baby, a lot of things get me to break. And by break, I mean wet my pants," she joked. "I don't like it when things change at the last minute. I like -- which is difficult I think when you have a baby, because things change all the time -- but I like a plan, so »
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